MGA Adds Technical Writing and Digital Communication Graduate Certificate

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017 1:28 PM
Categories: Pressroom | College of Arts and Sciences


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Middle Georgia State University is rolling out a graduate certificate in Technical Writing and Digital Communication this October.

The graduate certificate, which the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges recently approved, is a fully online program consisting of 15 master's-level credit hours. The program is open to students who have completed their undergraduate degrees or who can be admitted as undergraduates with permission of the dean. The certificate is geared toward professionals who want to develop their expertise in technical writing, social media communication and web development.

"Working professionals, especially managers, find that in today’s marketplace there is a demand for skills that involve critical or complex thinking and a strong ability to communicate well, particularly using digital platforms," said Dr. Amy Berke, chair of Middle Georgia State's English Department. "We developed the certificate program to address all of those needs."

Middle Georgia State's English Department, which will administer the graduate certificate, worked with the School of Information Technology and the Department of Media, Culture and the Arts to develop the program.

At least one class in the program will be offered during fall semester's second session, which begins October 9. Additional classes will be added beginning spring semester 2018.

The program's courses are:
· English 5106 - Technical Writing in the Digital Age
· New Media and Communications 5108 - Writing and Publishing in Digital Environments
· Information Technology 5300 - Web Development
· Information Technology 5310 - Human Computer Interaction
· Information Technology 5320 - Instructional Design

Program admission requirements include:
· A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
· Evidence of aptitude for success in graduate-level studies
· 2.5 undergraduate GPA or better
· Letter of interest
· For residents of Georgia, documentation of lawful residence

To learn more, see http://www.mga.edu/arts-sciences/graduate-programs.aspx. Prospective students may also contact Dr. Chip Rogers, graduate program coordinator, at chip.rogers@mga.edu or (478) 471-5366, or Liz Douglas, graduate admissions specialist, at 478-929-6865 or graduateadmissions@mga.edu.